Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

What is it about the first big snow of the season that makes everyone here in Vermont regress back to their childhood? We all know we are going to be so sick of it by March, but we still can't wait to go out wallow in it nonetheless. It was so incredibly beautiful in West Haven today when we snowshoed out to the third meadow. We took along the ceremonial Jet Boil to make hot chocolate and brandy as a reward for all that cardiovascular effort and boy was it yummy!
And speaking of killer many of you have inquired about the recipe for the pomegranate martinis Aunt Joannie and Uncle Al so graciously mixed for the mergefest, that we thought we'd ring in the new year by sharing it with you.
Pomegranate Martini

2 oz vodka (they like Belvedere)
1 oz triple sec
1 oz Rose's lime juice
2 oz pomegranate juice
Serve with a nice squeezed wedge of fresh lime..

They fixed 7 gallons of this libation and brought fresh limes picked from their tree in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

You guys are the best!

p.s. While I was writing this, Glenn went to the store for wine and groceries, and the mixings for the above recipe somehow made it into his bag (minus the limes from Alabama).
Cheers to 2010!